New Bus Times from September 6th

From Monday 6th September Stagecoach will be running an additional morning service to Winchester to help cater for the growing number of young people attending schools in Winchester. There has been an increase in young people traveling on this route to attend studies at establishments such as Peter Symonds College, Westgate and Henry Beaufort.

The new service on the 86 route departs from the Winchester Street stop outside Tescos at 0751 on schooldays (and at 0756 on non-schooldays). It will be a welcome addition on a service that has often been very crowded as students also join the bus along the route.

Note that this service is NOT in the timetable booklets recently issued and dated July 2010.

Toy Library Seeks Help

The Whitchurch Toy Library desperately needs some new volunteer helpers in order to keep it open and allow it to provide its excellent service.
If anyone can spare a couple of hours on Wednesday mornings please call Evie Bates on 01256 892624 or email
Alternatively pop into the Methodist Church Hall any Wednesday morning between 9.30am and 11.30am.

You will be made most welcome and if you can volunteer you will enjoy the rewarding experience of being part of a terrific service to the children of Whitchurch.

Whitchurch Police Seek Volunteer Mechanic

The Road Policing Unit based at Whitchurch Police Station is seeking a volunteer to help with the maintenance of vehicles as well as keeping kit and stock in order. Anyone interested should contact Sgt Phil Lamb on 0845 045 4545 or email him at

Another Bollard

A further colourful traffic bollard has now been added to the Whitchurch street scene with the completion of one designed by children depicting the features and activities of the Millennium Meadow. The Meadow on the southern edge of the town is a popular retreat for families and the location acted as inspiration to the youngsters.

When looking at the interpretive design you can discover the log circle, the old bridge, the great oak, and the stream, all in a bright and eye-catching design.

This bollard joins five others already decorated in the Square and a similar number in the Bell Street car park area.
Keep your eyes open for further additions, or if you would like to propose a design contact via Whitchurch Bollards.